|03/23||Thu||10:00||3||United States||8-0||Puerto Rico||TV Asahi,
Times in Japan Standard Time.6 Comments
I have been asked to do a little research on the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Information I gather could be used in a article that will be published in the next issue of Baseball Times. Those of you that have watched any of YakyuDB’s streams should be familiar with the name. They are a legitimate baseball publication in Japan.5 Comments
Thirty-one-year-old Kensuke Uchimura has not yet officially retired from baseball. He was released by the Yokohama Bay Stars last year and tried to find a new home by attending the twelve team tryouts in November, but did not receive any offers from NPB teams. He did receive an offer from JFAM Corporation and began working for them in January this year. He is also playing shortstop for the company team, REVENGE99.
Source: Sponichi 3/27/20170 Comments
|Team||Name JPN||Name ENG||Sources|
|Chunichi||大野 雄大||Ono, Yudai||Tokyo Sports 3/18/2017|
|Yomiuri||マイコラス||Mikolas, Miles||Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017|
|(road opener)||菅野 智之||Sugano, Tomoyuki||Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017|
|Yokohama||石田 健大||Ishida, Kenta||Sponichi 1/9/2017|
|(home opener)||今永 昇太||Imanaga, Shota||Nikkan Sports 3/18/2017|
|Yakult||石川 雅規||Ishikawa, Masanori||Sponichi 3/17/2017|
|Hanshin*||メッセンジャー||Messenger, Randy||Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017|
|Hiroshima||ジョンソン||Johnson, Kris||Daily Sports 3/18/2017|
|Seibu||菊池 雄星||Kikuchi, Yusei||Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017|
|Nippon Ham||有原 航平||Arihara, Kohei||Sanspo 3/16/2017|
|Rakuten||美馬 学||Mima, Manabu||Daily Sports 3/27/2017|
|(home opener)||則本 昂大||Norimoto, Takahiro||Daily Sports 3/25/2017|
|Orix||金子 千尋||Kaneko, Chihiro||Nikkan Sports 2/15/2017|
|Lotte||涌井 秀章||Wakui, Hideaki||Sponichi 2/13/2017|
|Softbank||和田 毅||Wada, Tsuyoshi||Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017|
* Kanemoto formally told the media found out on March 24. He spoke to Messenger about the start on the last day of spring camp.0 Comments
Masataka Nashida told reporters today that he decided to give Manabu Mima the opening day start. Takayuki Kishi was slated to get the start, but is currently out with the flu. Nashida decided to turn to Mima because of his nine wins last year and because of his past experiences.
Takahiro Norimoto was also under consideration, but Nashida did not want to make any large changes to the rotation. He was also a little worried because Norimoto is still fresh off the World Baseball Classic.
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Yoshinobu Takahashi told people at a team gathering earlier today that Miles Mikolas will start the home opener on March 31 and Tomoyuki Sugano the road opener on April 4. Takahashi decided to make the change because Sugano participated in the World Baseball Classic.
Mikolas was in the United States for the birth of his first child. He returned to Japan on March 26. He rejoined the team today for Ichi-gun practices at Tokyo Dome and tossed a bullpen session.
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The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they signed Kyosuke Takagi to an Ikusei contract after the NPB commissioner’s office accepted his request to be reinstated. He was assigned the uniform number 028 (starting over from zero plus his old uniform number).
The league discovered Takagi was involved in a gambling ring last year and issued a suspension that would last at least one year. The suspension tentatively ended on March 21. There was no guarantee he would be allowed back into the league, but the NPB commissioner accepted and approved his application.
Takagi spoke at a press conference held earlier today and again apologized for the things he did. He said he understood the gravity of his actions and promised never to gamble again. He said he knew it was not going to be easy to make up for all the wrongs he committed, but also felt that his only chance to make things right was through baseball.0 Comments
Koshien Stats has been updated with games from March 26.0 Comments
Chiba Lotte Marines vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 14:00
Attendance: 35874 | Time: 2h26m0 Comments
Tomoyuki Sugano is still slated to get the opening day start on March 31, but could be replaced if he needs a little more time to rest (not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally) after participating in the World Baseball Classic. If he is replaced, his first start of the regular season will most likely be pushed back to the Yokohama at Yokohama series that begins on April 4.0 Comments
Ginjiro Sumitani hit a double during his first at bat in the third inning of today’s exhibition game against the Yokohama Bay Stars. He made his way over to third base on a sac bunt, but tumbled over when his foot got stuck in the dirt and lightly twisted his left ankle. He still reached third safely and was replaced by a pinch-runner as a precaution.
Source: Nikkan Sports 3/26/20170 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Takayuki Kishi was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with influenza B. He was recently named this year’s opening day starter, but might end up having to miss the game.
Japhet Amador (March 22) and Yuichi Adachi (March 23) are also out with influenza B.0 Comments